Location

Portland State University

Start Date

7-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

7-5-2019 1:00 PM

Subjects

Brain damage -- Treatment, Brain damage -- Patients -- Services for, Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation, Hispanic Americans -- Medical care

Abstract

This study aims to identify the extent and nature of available resources in inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation settings for speech-language assessment and treatment in Spanish-speaking adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) in the Portland Metro area. Identification of lack of resources could be used for future improvements in resources. To investigate this, a web-based survey was answered by 25 participants via Qualtrics. Participants were speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the Portland metro area who have treated bilingual / multilingual clients in the past 1-2 years.

Results are presented descriptively to answer four research questions: (1) Have Portland Metro medical SLPs received training in assessment and treatment of CLD adults? (2) Do Portland Metro medical SLPs have a Spanish-speaking interpreter readily available in their workplace for the assessment and treatment of their patients? Are they aware of the resources available in their workplace? (3) If Portland Metro medical SLPs do not have a Spanish-speaking interpreter readily available in their workplace for the assessment and treatment of their patients, what resources do they use to address communication barriers? (untrained interpreters, friends or family of patients, bilingual SLPs) (4) If available, what assessment tools do Portland Metro medical SLPs use most often with Spanish-speaking clients?

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/29119

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May 7th, 11:00 AM May 7th, 1:00 PM

Bilingual Adults with TBI and ABI: Current State of Portland Metro SLP Assessment Resources

Portland State University

This study aims to identify the extent and nature of available resources in inpatient, outpatient, and rehabilitation settings for speech-language assessment and treatment in Spanish-speaking adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI) in the Portland Metro area. Identification of lack of resources could be used for future improvements in resources. To investigate this, a web-based survey was answered by 25 participants via Qualtrics. Participants were speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the Portland metro area who have treated bilingual / multilingual clients in the past 1-2 years.

Results are presented descriptively to answer four research questions: (1) Have Portland Metro medical SLPs received training in assessment and treatment of CLD adults? (2) Do Portland Metro medical SLPs have a Spanish-speaking interpreter readily available in their workplace for the assessment and treatment of their patients? Are they aware of the resources available in their workplace? (3) If Portland Metro medical SLPs do not have a Spanish-speaking interpreter readily available in their workplace for the assessment and treatment of their patients, what resources do they use to address communication barriers? (untrained interpreters, friends or family of patients, bilingual SLPs) (4) If available, what assessment tools do Portland Metro medical SLPs use most often with Spanish-speaking clients?